A Rotten Deal: Why TTIP threatens EU food safety standards for poultry

11 March 2015

Citizens' concerns that the EU-US trade deal could lead to 'chlorinated chicken' being sold in the EU have been downplayed as 'European fears over American 'Frankenfood' imports'. In reality, the European Commission has pushed hard to get meat rinses authorised for use by the European livestock sector. But the EU's approach to food safety standards is fundamentally different to the US approach. Europe's farmers, citizens and the environment have nothing to gain from chemical meat rinses.